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Community Service EssayI did the majority of my community service at St. Anne House of Hope from March 2017 2017 to October 2017. I also volunteered 5 hours of service for Habitat for Humanity. House of Hope was founded by St. Anne in 2001. It is a resale shop run solely on volunteers who work to run the shop and from donations of furniture, clothing, housewares, and other miscellaneous items donated by local citizens. The money raised from the shop goes to fund the Project Hope Ministry at St. Anne and other charitable causes. Sister Lorraine Menheer started Project Hope Ministry in 1986. She started the resale shop as a good way to provide steady income for it. Almost 100% of donations go directly to those in need. Things it can provide assistance for include food, mortgage payments, utility bills, and removing people from abusive family situations. When I worked there, I sorted donations, put tags on clothes, and cleaned shelves. I worked directly with other volunteers (we helped each other sort donations), but I did not work with any customers. I consider myself a neat freak, so I enjoyed cleaning shelves. Regarding the Corporal Works of Mercy, I indirectly helped to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, and shelter the homeless because the money made from the House of Hope goes toward those causes. During my time working at House of Hope, I became friendly with the people who work there on a daily basis. They were kind and always willing to help out, and I enjoyed talking with them. I wouldn’t say that my experiences have altered my view of the world in terms of what I would like to do in the future, but I would say that I did enjoy my time there. I would like to be a teacher, specifically in the fields of history or political science. I guess that seeing others in need helps me to be a more responsible political system. All in all, I enjoyed my time volunteering at St. Anne House of Hope, and I will continue volunteering there in the future. Volunteering is a good thing for kids to do because it teaches them to be a servant of God and to treat everyone with respect.

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